Brand, Vorarlberg

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Brand
Brand in Vorarlberg.JPG
Coat of arms of Brand
Coat of arms
Brand is located in Austria
Brand
Brand
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 09°44′00″E / 47.10000°N 9.73333°E / 47.10000; 9.73333Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 09°44′00″E / 47.10000°N 9.73333°E / 47.10000; 9.73333
Country Austria
State Vorarlberg
District Bludenz
Government
 • Mayor Erich Schedler
Area
 • Total 40.19 km2 (15.52 sq mi)
Elevation 1,010 m (3,310 ft)
Population (1 January 2014)[1]
 • Total 672
 • Density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 6708
Area code 05559
Vehicle registration BZ
Website www.brand.at

Brand is a municipality in the district of Bludenz in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

Geography[edit]

A tourist resort in western Austria, Brand is about five kilometres north of the Swiss border and eight kilometers east of the border with the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1869 349 —    
1880 327 −6.3%
1890 311 −4.9%
1900 296 −4.8%
1910 344 +16.2%
1923 337 −2.0%
1934 371 +10.1%
1939 376 +1.3%
1951 446 +18.6%
1961 530 +18.8%
1971 583 +10.0%
1981 644 +10.5%
1991 646 +0.3%
2001 709 +9.8%
2011 657 −7.3%

Sports[edit]

Winter sports in Brand include both downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, winter hiking, skitouring, icefall climbing, skating, curling, horse riding, archery and indoor tennis. Summer activities include hiking, climbing, mountain biking, golf, tennis, horse riding, fly fishing, canyoning, archery, beach volleyball and soccer.

References[edit]

Template:Tourism Information & Travel Guide in Vorarlberg